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Series of three webinars on challenges of inclusion in higher education | Third webinar

27 January, 2022 hora: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

UNESCO IESALC will hold a cycle of three webinars on inclusion challenges in higher education. Its purpose is to promote analysis and shared reflection on the transformations that university institutions must undergo in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 4 of the 2030 Agenda: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education, and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

In the webinars, experts and interested groups will identify the main barriers, challenges and opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean in terms of university inclusion. They will also share significant experiences, such as good practices for overcoming the challenges that inclusion presents as a continuous process linked to access, learning and participation of all social groups in equal opportunities.

The webinars will be held on Thursday, January 13, 20 and 27 from 10:00 to 12:00 (GMT -4, Caracas) through the Zoom platform. Webinar in Spanish with sign language interpretation.

To register for any of the three webinars, access the following link: https://unesco-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_88YxX6o4SkCelKazG8XN8Q


3rd session

Thursday, January 27, 2022
10:00 – 10:05 Welcome and methodological indication of the session
10:05 – 10:10 Validity of the topic about inclusion

Francesc Pedró, UNESCO IESALC  director

10:10 – 10:20  Conceptual approach to Inclusion in Higher Education

Carmen Márquez Vázquez, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

Participation dimension
10:20 – 10:35  Inclusion of Teaching and Research Staff (PDI in Spanish: Personal docente e investigador) and administration and services staff (PAS in Spanish: Personal de administración y servicios) with disabilities in universities

Maria Vicenta Mestre Escriva. Rector of the University of Valencia, Spain

10:35 – 10:50  Gender gaps in university governance and the teaching career in Peru


Carmela Chávez Irigoyen. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Peru

10:50 – 11:05 Sense of community in student retention in Bogotá


Pilar Mendoza, International Research Center for the Development of Education, Colombia

11:05 – 11:20  LGTBI University Network


Pedro Carlos López Graos. Vice-rector for Equality and Inclusion, Universidad de Granada

11:20 – 11:35  Reality of the Afro-descendant population and its inclusion in higher education in Brazil

María Nilza, Coordinator of the Nucleus of Afro-Brazilian Studies (Núcleo de los Estudios Afro-Brasileños) of the Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Brazil 

11:35 – 11:50  Afro-descendants and indigenous peoples of Central America


Santiago Ruiz, Director of Research, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras, Honduras

11:50 – 12:00  Questions and closing

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay



27 January, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm